Guardian: The Lonely and Great God is a South Korean television series starring Gong Yoo, Kim Go-eun, Lee Dong-wook, Yoo In-na, and Yook Sung-jae. It aired on cable network tvN every Friday and Saturday at 20:00 starting December 2, 2016, until January 21, 2017. Its final episode recorded an 18.68% nationwide audience share making it the second highest-rated drama in Korean cable television history, behind Reply 1988
Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) is an immortal goblin (Dokkaebi) and protector of souls. He lives with an amnesiac grim reaper (Jeoseung-saja) (Lee Dong-wook). who is in charge of taking deceased souls. Together, they see the dead off into the afterlife. One day Kim Shin meets a girl, Ji Eun-tak (Kim Go-eun), who has a special ability to see ghosts and is destined to be his bride and return him to ashes.
Gong Yoo and Kim Go-eun’s first meet / Stonewall Walkway
It is a beautiful stonewall path between Duksung Girls’ High School and Pungmun Girls’ High School.
Kim Go-eun sees Gong Yoo’s sword on his chest / Gong Yoo’s House
Gong Yoo and Lee Dong-wook live together in this house, it’s Unhyeongung Western House.
One of the amazing things about Seoul is that some of the most interesting historical sites are right in the middle of the business districts. Located near the Jongno Police Station and the Japanese Cultural Center, Unhyeongung Royal Residence is one such site.
Unhyeongung Royal Residence was the home of young Gojong, who later became Emperor during the Joseon Dynasty. Under order of Queen Mother Jo, Unhyeongung was renovated into a grand, palace-like house with four gates. Gojong’s father, Yi Haeung, or better known as Heungseon Daewongun, continued to live at Unhyeongung for most of his life. Damaged during the Japanese colonial period and the Korean War, the Unhyeongung Royal Residence seen today is a much smaller version of the majestic structure that it used to be.
Summer season (April-October) 10:00-18:00
Winter season (November-March) 10:00-17:00
* Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
Note: Actual shooting place is located in near Duksung Women’s University, we suggest you to enter Duksung Women’s University main gate for it.
Kim Go-eun’s High School Background / Soul Jungang High School
Seoul Jungang high school is ehe high school background where Kim Go-eun goes.
Jungang High School is located in Jong-ro near Samcheongdong-gil. It was built to educate the public at the beginning of the 20th century. The school’s main building was reconstructed in 1937 after the original two-story brick house was destroyed in 1934. The main building situated in front of the main gate is a two-story H-shaped granite stone building in Gothic style, with a four-story tower in the middle.
The school holds historical significance because it was designed by Park Dong Jin, one of Korea’s first modern architects and the designer of Korea University’s main building and library and the Chosun Ilbo Newspaper Company building. Jungang High School is designated as Historic Site No. 281. Many national leaders were educated at the gothic building during the grim period when Korea was trying to escape Japanese colonial rule.
Kim Go-eun’s part-time job background / BBQ Olive Chicken Cafe Daechung branch.
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